Call for Speakers and Posters
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations and posters for the 2012 Keystone Coldwater Conference, Responsible Land Use: Protecting Habitat and Native Species. This conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited, will be held on February 24 and 25 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania.
Our target audience is generally grassroots members from nonprofit organizations such as Trout Unlimited, sportsmen’s groups, and watershed associations, along with environmental professionals from conservation districts, agencies, and consulting firms. College and university students and faculty are most welcome. A primary goal of the conference is to promote the sharing of ideas between these diverse groups that have common interests. Based on past attendance, we expect a turnout of more than 250 people.
Proposals are welcome on topics related to the protection of our coldwater resources, as Pennsylvania continues to develop. Priority will be give to the following topics:
- landscape fragmentation
- development (pervious/impervious)
- stormwater management
- access to waterways
- buffer maintenance
- invasive species
We want to hear about your ideas, projects, and success stories. The presentations should highlight research, case studies, proactive community action, policy and regulations, or targeted outreach and advocacy that have played a part in ensuring environmental protection.
Sessions and Speaker Information
Each speaker will be given 35 minutes to complete their presentation, plus 10 minutes for a question-and-answer session. Some speakers may be asked to give their presentation twice. All speakers will receive free conference registration. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by October 10, 2011.
Posters are invited from watershed organizations, Trout Unlimited chapters, students, and any other groups that have projects to share with the conference participants. There is no charge for posters, which should be no larger than 4’ x 5’. Easels will be provided, but you must provide your own poster board. Poster presenters do not receive a free registration, and must register for the conference. Poster submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2011.
Speaker and Poster Submission Form (Adobe PDF)
Speaker and Poster Submission Form (Word document)
Please submit your information by December 1, 2011, to:
PA Council of Trout Unlimited
Attn: Coldwater Conference Committee
PO Box 5148
Bellefonte PA 16823
Email: Samantha Kutskel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Contact Samantha at 814-359-5233.
While reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the advertised package, Penn State Conferences reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or seminar content.